Seattle to Portland

STP LogoGroup Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic

July 14 – 15, 2007

Online registration will open
Jan 1, 2007.

Welcome to the 28th annual Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic official web site. This 200-mile bicycle ride is the largest multi-day bicycle event in the Northwest, with up to 9,000 participants riding from Seattle to Portland in one or two days. The route takes you through the scenic valleys, forests, and farmlands of western Washington and Oregon. Come join what Bicycling Magazine has listed as one of the best cycling events in the nation!

Who Else Will Be On The Road With Me?
Up to 8,999 other riders
oldest rider: 85
The youngest was 13 months old.Under 18 years old: 4.3%
18-24: 5.2%
25-34: 19.7%
35-44: 26.5%
45-54: 28.7%
55-64: 13.2%
65+: 2.4%
2006 riders came from 44 states (eight more than in 2005), plus Australia, South Africa, Taiwan, Scotland and Canada.

Steven Bock, 8-time STP veteran
Join Dr. Sumi Levin and other Group Health staff as they ride the Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic.


Pedal Power
In previous years, motivated riders have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars by riding the STP for charity. Through Pedal Power, you, too, can raise money for your favorite organization while riding your bike. Turn your miles into money with Pedal Power today!

2007 Group Health STP Merchandise
Be sure to check out all the merchandise available for this year’s ride. Merchandise will start shipping the first week of May.
Events Message Board
This electronic bulletin board serves as a forum for Cascade events. It is for questions and commentary about Group Health STP and other events.
Marathon Photos
Group Health STP pictures will be available by July 22, 2007 at www.MarathonFoto.com.
CycleU
Training and Preparation for STP and all Cascade Events and rides at CycleU.

Seattle Bike Expo

Expo Logo2007 Group Health Seattle International Bicycle Expo

March 10 – 11, 2007
at Warren G. Magnuson Park

A Cascade Bicycle Club Event
Presented by NewsRadio 710 KIRO

THE NORTHWEST’S FAVORITE WAY TO KICK OFF THE BIKING SEASON!

Bicycle everything!
Group Health Seattle International Bicycle Expo is a complete celebration of cycling, with exhibits and presentations from all aspects of the sport.

For the fourth year in a row, we welcome Group Health as title sponsor
We are happy to announce that Group Health Cooperative will continue for the third year as the show’s title sponsor. In addition to their involvement in Expo and other Cascade Bicycle Club events as sponsor, Group Health looks forward to presenting a series of health and nutrition seminars at the show.

Presentations
Presentations are being booked for 2007. If you have nominations, please send them to the Event Director.

Take a look at the 2006 Features & Presentations page to find out what caliber of presentations you can look forward to at the 2007 show.

Venue
We are pleased to announce that Bike Expo will be held in the historic Hangar 27 at Warren G. Magnuson Park, located at Sand Point in Seattle. Magnuson Park is also home to the producers of Bike Expo: the Cascade Bicycle Club.

Exhibits
The 2006 show drew more than 150 exhibits of bikes, gear, travel, health and fitness. Expo is one of the largest collections of bike businesses and organizations in the country under one roof. Intersted in reserving your spot for

Photo contest
The popular and fun Photo Contest is back for the ninth year running!

Frostbite Time Trial

Frostbite TT LogoRegistration Opens at 7:15am

Closes at 8:30am

Located at Rotary Park in Everett, WA (Lowell-Snohomish River Rd)

Cost $20 for all participants except juniors which are $10.

You can register on race day, or if you want an early start time, you may pre-register online or by mail, using a standard USCF event release form (http://www.usacycling.org/forms/rider_release.pdf). Mail to:

Puget Sound Bicycle Racing

114 S 202nd St

Des Moines WA 98198

Mail registration must be received by Wednesday, Feb 22nd

Directions Rotary Park, 3505 Lowell Snohomish River Rd, Everett, WA

From North I-5 http://www.psbracing.com/Directions_heading_North.htm

From South I-5

http://www.psbracing.com/Directions_heading_South.htm

Course 8 mile, flat course on Lowell-Snohomish River Rd. Course starts at the County line and heads east along S-L River Rd towards Snohomish. Out and back course

Start Time The first rider will go off at 9:00am sharp

Your number (given at registration) will indicate your start time, based on the official race clock.

Example: if your number is 25, that means you go off 25 minutes after the start of the race.

Categories

Category

Places

Prize List

Men’s 1,2

3

$75 in merch/prizes

Men’s 3

3

$75 in merch/prizes

Men’s 4,5

3

$60 in merch/prizes

Women’s 1,2,3

3

$60 in merch/prizes

Women’s 4

3

$75 in merch/prizes

Master’s Men (35+)

3

$60 in merch/prizes

Juniors

5

$50 in merch/prizes

Questions?? Contact Rob Anderson at rob@psbracing.com or 206-779-0943

Other Notes The promoter reserves the right to change categories, places, and prize list based on participation.

USCF rules enforced. This includes wearing a HELMET at ALL times when on your bike.

Chilly Hilly

Chilly Hilly logo Registration: http://www.cascade.org/EandR/chilly/index.cfm

With Chilly February weather and 2,675 feet of Hilly climbing, the name says it all!

Chilly Hilly has been kicking off the cycling season in the Northwest for the past 34 years. The 33-mile route around Bainbridge Island starts with an early morning ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle or you can join the crowd directly on Bainbridge Island.

Join us Sunday, February 25 on the ride Bicycling Magazine named “One of Four Classic Rides” in the nation! Guaranteed to be hilly, chilly and a heck of a lot of fun.

Enjoy:

  • a scenic cruise on a Washington State Ferry
  • free baked goods & hot cider at the Hot Cider Food Stop
  • supporting 10 local Bainbridge Island charities
  • Finish Line Festival with fantastic chili feed that is a fundraiser for the Fort Ward Neighborhood Association.

Chilly Hilly reminds you that winter is no excuse to stop riding because spring is just around the corner.

Feb & March events

Hey everyone,

I hope winter isn’t treating you too badly! Well, the ice is thawing, which means time for riding again! I thought I’d write down a quick note about some upcoming events:

Sunday, Feb 25th: Chilly Hilly
Sat & Sun, Mar 10th and 11th: Seattle Bike Expo at Magnuson Park. Want a super low (< 1000) STP number? Register here!

A great list of rides & races is here: http://www.wsbaracing.com/events.asp

I’ll be in a few of the races as well, especially one of the Mason Lake series. Apparently, the main bike racing season doesn’t start until mid-April really, but the early ones are great to figure out what the hell you’re doing.

A couple questions for the people at large:

  • Besides STP (duh), any big events this year people would like to do en mass? RSVP perhaps? Or Tour de Blast (big hills!)? Or maybe even RAMROD on Thursday, July 26th, assuming Mt. Rainier can reopen?
  • Anyone up for a winter bike cleaning / overhaul party? Perhaps the week prior to Chilly Hilly? Yeah, we could all drop ’em off at Gregg’s or whereever, but I’ve been slowly but surely figuring out how to do my own maintenance, so it may be fun for us to share the wealth and save some $$.
  • Finally — while we started official training rides in April, I’m up for doing some rides earlier. But then again, I’ve been riding with UBC around the lake more or less every weekend, so I’m used to the crappy weather now. 😉 Anyone else up for some touring in Jan / Feb / March?

Cheers,
Erik